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Welcome to Alba ...

Although we found mention of Alba during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alba was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Alba to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alba, please Contact Us.




Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alba might be (or was) located is in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: AST- Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA), ADT- Heure Avancée de l'Atlantique (HAA).

We believe that Alba would be found within the (902) area code.

Communities near Alba ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Big Harbour Centre   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Big Harbour Island   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Bucklaw   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Iron Mines   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Little Narrows   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
McKinnons Harbour   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Alba.

Communities Also Named Alba ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Alba - they are located in California, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alba.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alba. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alba:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alba ...

Looking for more information about Alba? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Alba? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alba, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alba.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alba. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Alba and then turned east". While Alba could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alba as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Alba could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Alba. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alba) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alba. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alba

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alba. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9269, Longitude: -61.0119     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alba.



 
 
 

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